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ἴθ̓, expressing entreaty, is similarly combined with τόλμησον in Ph.480 f.: “ἴθ̓, ἡμέρας τοι μόχθος οὐχ ὅλης μιᾶς”, | “τόλμησον, κ.τ.λ.—πολλοῖσιν οἰκτρόν”: cp. O. T.1296οἷον καὶ στυγοῦντ᾽ ἐποικτίσαι”. Cicero: Miserere! Gentes nostras flebunt miserias.

ὥστε παρθένος: the schol. compares Il.16. 7, where Patroclus weeps “ἠΰτε κούρη” | “νηπίη.— βέβρυχα” might seem strange in such a comparison; yet cp. 904, where “βρυχᾶτο” is said of Deianeira. The fitness of the word is more evident in 805, as in O. T.1265, and Ai.322, “ταῦρος ὡς βρυχώμενος”. For the perf., cp. “μέμυκα” (“μυκάομαι”), “μέμηκα” (“μηκάομαι”).

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